It is summer again and everybody is looking for some place to relax and ease the hot temperature. Some would go to the beach, some would have a staycation and dip in the pool all day & night while some wold go to the mountain, the falls and the lake. With all these various choices on where to go, you can really tell that Mother Nature has it all.
As I was starting my new venture, which is Backpacker Travel Getaway, a travel agency that help you to travel the way you want it. My first package is the Apo Island-Pulangbato Falls-Twin Lakes that can be found in Negros Oriental.
Thanks to my first clients for the trust. 😉
Two weeks after that, me, my family & friends went back having the same itinerary.
So for this travel blog, I will share our journey for the Twin Falls and Twin Lake.
It was on the second day of our tour that we had this destinations. Twin Falls can be found in Valencia, 30 minutes drive from Dumaguete City. This is the home for Malabo Falls and Pulangbato Falls or the Twin Falls.
The entrance fee is Php 50.00 per adult.
You can take a bath and relax in the falls. They had provided cottages, comfort rooms and store for foods & drinks.
It is not called Pulangbato for nothing. Literally, the stones here are red. There is even a reminder not to wear white shirts when taking a bath to avoid stain.
After a few minutes of taking pictures, drinking shake and eating sweetcorn, we headed to our next stop which is just a few minutes away, the Red Rock Hot Spring. This is a private property opened to public who wanted to take a bath in a pool with water from a hot spring.
The entrance fee is Php 40.00 per adult. They have tables & cottages from Php 50.00 to Php 300.00, respectively. They also have store where you can buy anything from drinks to foods to bath soaps etc.
Red Rock Hot Spring is really perfect for relaxation and just those who wanted to dip. Plus the view is perfect. Everyone will really enjoy.
We then headed to our last stop for the day, Twin Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao in Sibulan. It is located an hour to 1.5 hours away from Dumaguete City. This requires a lot of walking. So better get your feet prepared. 😉
Once you arrived, you have to walk going down for a few minutes to see Lake Balinsasayao. The in-charge will then ask you if you will have a boating to the waterfalls and the other lake, Lake Danao. The boat fee is Php 250.00 for an hour which only include either Lake Danao or the waterfalls. For both, you need to do the boating for 2 hours.
We chose to have an hour of boating to Lake Danao. Since we are already there, and twin lake is not twin lake if we cannot see the other one, right? 😋
A boatman took us to the other lake. It took around 30 minutes of boating under the scorching heat of the sun. And for some trivia, the boatman said that Lake Balinsasayao and Lake Danao emerged because of a volcanic eruption. The lake is a couple of hundred feet deep. It is not allowed to throw a garbage and even to use motorized banca in the lake because it is a source of drinking water for a couple of baranggays in the area. Lake Danao is the home of the animals. Animals who got disturbed in Lake Balinsasayao will transfer to Lake Danao.
This is in Lake Balinsasayao. That’s my Papa helping the boatman row the boat. He is an expert though. 🙂
This is Lake Danao, that made it twin. You can reach here by riding a boat manually being rowed by a boatman for a few minutes then trek for a couple minutes.
Lake Balinsasayao and Lake Danao, though are called twin lakes, but they are not connected. They are being separated by rocks. Though it is far and kinda tiring but it is totally worth it. The peace and relaxation is exceptional. You really know, Mother Earth is the best. 😄
This ends my journey in Negros Oriental. There are a lot of things to do in Negros Oriental but for now, these three first. It is just an hour away from home so gonna be discovering and visiting more soon.
Sorry it took a long time to post this. 😌🙈